Difference between a single entry visa and a multiple entry visa to Vietnam

Last update: Aug 05, 2019

You are applying for a visa to Vietnam, and wondering whether you should apply for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa?  The following explanation about the difference between these two kinds of visa will help you to decide.

Although both are valid for a fixed period of time, they are different from each other in terms of number of entries during the visa validity.

How different are a single entry visa and a multiple entry visa for Vietnam?

– If you hold a single entry visa, you are allowed to enter and exit Vietnam one time only during the visa validity. Once you have left Vietnam, even before the granted expiry date, your visa will automatically become invalid and if you want to come back Vietnam, you need to apply for a new visa. This kind of visa is also called “a visa with single use”.

For example, if you apply for a 1-month single entry visa to Vietnam, you are allowed to enter and exit Vietnam ONCE only during 30 days since your pre-registered arrival date.

– But in case you hold a multiple entry visa, you are allowed to have several stays in Vietnam during your visa validity. It means that with this kind of visa, you can leave Vietnam and then re-enter the country during the visa period without applying for a new one.

For example, if you apply for a 1-month multiple entry visa, you are allowed to allowed to enter and exit Vietnam multiple times within 90 days since you registered arrival date.

Note: For a multiple entry visa on arrival, you only need to have first arrival in Vietnam by air to get visa stamped onto passport at the airport in Vietnam, and your latter arrivals can be by land or sea without following any visa procedure since your visa stamp is already on your passport.

Above is the difference between a single entry visa and a multiple entry visa to Vietnam. For more frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa, please click https://www.vietnam-visa.com/faqs/.

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How to apply for a single/multiple entry visa for Vietnam?

How to apply for a single entry visa for Vietnam?

In case you need a Vietnam visa with single entry visa, you may have 3 ways to get it, namely:

  1. Get Vietnam embassy visa;
  2. Get Vietnam visa on arrival; or
  3. Get Vietnam e-visa (tourists – 30 days only)

Full comparison about these 3 options are available at: https://www.vietnam-visa.com/3-ways-available-to-get-a-valid-vietnam-visa/.

How to apply for a multiple entry visa for Vietnam?

In case you need a Vietnam visa with single entry visa, you may have 2 ways to get it, namely:

  1. Get Vietnam embassy visa; or
  2. Get Vietnam visa on arrival;

Should you need more information, feel free to let us know.

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